|Paul Rothemund casts a spell with DNA - TED.com|
Paul Rothemund writes code that causes DNA to arrange itself into a star, a smiley face and more. Sure, it's a stunt, but it's also a demonstration of self-assembly at the smallest of scales -- with vast implications for the future of making things.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; DNA; MacArthur grant; complexity; computers; short talk; 2007
|Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk - TED.com|
Cheryl Hayashi studies spider silk, one of nature's most high-performance materials. Each species of spider can make up to 7 very different kinds of silk. How do they do it? Hayashi explains at the DNA level -- then shows us how this super-strong, super-flexible material can inspire.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; biomechanics; biomimicry; science; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Michael Moschen juggles rhythm and motion - TED.com|
Michael Moschen puts on a quietly mesmerizing show of juggling. Don't think juggling is an art? You might just change your mind after watching Moschen in motion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; dance; entertainment; math; music; physics; sports; TED2002; 2002
|Paul Rothemund details DNA folding - TED.com|
In 2007, Paul Rothemund gave TED a short summary of his specialty, DNA folding. Now he lays out in clear, abundant detail the immense promise of this field -- to create tiny machines that assemble themselves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; MacArthur grant; creativity; nanoscale; physics; science; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Bill Strickland makes change with a slide show - TED.com|
Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; activism; arts; children; culture; education; philanthropy; 2002
|Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame - TED.com|
In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; business; economics; energy; environment; green; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|David Macaulay's Rome Antics - TED.com|
David Macaulay relives the winding and sometimes surreal journey toward the completion of Rome Antics, his illustrated homage to the historic city.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; art; arts; book; cities; communication; culture; design; entertainment; humor; storytelling; 2002
|Saul Griffith on everyday inventions - TED.com|
Inventor and MacArthur fellow Saul Griffith shares some innovative ideas from his lab -- from "smart rope" to a house-sized kite for towing large loads.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; arts; collaboration; design; innovation; invention; materials; open-source; product design; technology; 2006
|Amy Smith shares simple, lifesaving design - TED.com|
Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; alternative energy; death; design; engineering; global issues; haiti; industrial design; invention; 2006
|Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto - TED.com|
In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; New York; activism; business; cities; environment; green; politics; pollution; TED2006; 2006
|Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters - TED.com|
Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; United States; arts; culture; entertainment; history; interview; performance; performance art; race; sports; storytelling; theater; 2005